Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive

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Building a Foundation of Police-Community Reconciliation to Address Intimate Partner Violence

Building a Foundation of Police-Community Reconciliation to Address Intimate Partner Violence

This workshop outlines the NNSC’s approach to address the crisis of trust between survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and law enforcement. Mistrust jeopardizes safety, with less than half of survivors willing to report victimization to law enforcement, and those who do, often find themselves disillusioned with the criminal justice process.

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How Can We Improve the Criminal Justice System Response for Transgender Victims?

How Can We Improve the Criminal Justice System Response for Transgender Victims?

This interactive workshop will analyze intrinsic and extrinsic barriers within the criminal justice system which hinder the reporting of sexual and domestic abuse by transgender victims. The presenters will share their insight on identifying these barriers as they exist in everyday processes and providing practical solutions for the removal of obstacles while providing ideas and suggestions for advocating and supporting transgender victims. Some topics to be covered include which line does the transgender victim enter at the courthouse, male or female; the use of pronouns, and housing safety issues.

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Domestic Violence “Grown Old”: Challenges Responding to Victims of Domestic Abuse in Later Life

Domestic Violence “Grown Old”: Challenges Responding to Victims of Domestic Abuse in Later Life

This presentation covers the applicable rules of evidence and relevant case law associated with proving a technology-facilitated stalking case and will provide strategies on when and how to introduce technical evidence and overcome common objections at trial.

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Coordinated Community Advocacy for Latina Survivors of Gender Based Crimes

Coordinated Community Advocacy for Latina Survivors of Gender Based Crimes

Latina survivors of gender-based violence face several challenges that require meaningful collaborations to provide comprehensive services. Casa de Esperanza has been providing direct services to Latina survivors for over 35 years, and national training and technical assistance for over 10 years. The session will provide participants with an understanding of the concepts related to community/mobile advocacy, Latina realities, meaningful collaborations and coordinated community response. Based in our local and national experience, participants will reflect on Latina realities for survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking and learn how community/mobile advocacy meets participants needs. This process has proven to be more effective in establishing relationships with participants and coordinating several services to address their needs.

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Serving Crime Victims in Post-Conviction Exonerations

Serving Crime Victims in Post-Conviction Exonerations

There has been an increasing number of post-conviction exonerations over the past two decades, many led by police and prosecutors. However, little attention has been paid to the impact of exonerations on the victims and survivors of the original crime. Addressing and meeting their needs is critical to promoting trust and fairness in our criminal justice system. This presentation will present actual experiences of sexual assault survivors and murder victim family members in these cases and provide insight into the unique approaches for the field on how to better serve and support them.

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Bringing Sexual Violence Trauma-Informed Services Behind Bars: Getting a PREA Program off the Ground

Bringing Sexual Violence Trauma-Informed Services Behind Bars: Getting a PREA Program off the Ground

In this workshop, using HAWC’s efforts to develop and sustain the expanded PREA programming in the greater Houston area, participants will learn about the critical need for and potential ways to create a PREA program, as well as best practices for working collaboratively with detention facility administration and staff. Because this programming connects to long-term social justice goals, the workshop also will include information about supporting survivors upon reentry. Participants also will have the opportunity to view the HAWC-Harris County Sheriff’s Office short film, Your Rights As An Inmate: Responding to and Reporting Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment. This collaboratively written and produced film is a powerful example of resource advocacy. The film features HAWC and Harris County Jail staff, as well as testimony from incarcerated survivors.

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Bridging the Gap: Providing Victim Outreach Services Through the Pretrial Phase

Bridging the Gap: Providing Victim Outreach Services Through the Pretrial Phase

The presentation will provide an overview of the previously Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded grant project that is now permanently funded by the Denver Police Department. The project, now called the Pretrial Victim Services Unit, is a collaboration of the Victim Assistance Unit within the Denver Police Department and Denver Pretrial Services and is the first of its kind in the country.

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Procedural Justice: Leveling the Playing Field for Victims of Crime

Procedural Justice: Leveling the Playing Field for Victims of Crime

The court system contains challenges that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder or child abuse experience when navigating the court process. Due process requires that those coming before the court system have notice and an opportunity to be heard. However, certain victims may experience barriers to accessing justice.

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A Community Human Trafficking Model in Action – Baltimore City’s Blue Dot Program

A Community Human Trafficking Model in Action – Baltimore City’s Blue Dot Program

This unique program ensures that victims of human trafficking do not fall through the cracks and makes sure that quality services are provided to the survivor 24/7/365.

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Advocacy at the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Housing and Homelessness

Advocacy at the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Housing and Homelessness

The session will lay a foundation for understanding housing-related needs and explore strategies for providing individual and system level advocacy. Resources will also be provided on where to learn more about domestic violence, housing, and homelessness, as well as best practices and promising programs that help meet those needs. Additionally, participants will learn about the Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium – an innovative national endeavor currently underway. The Consortium, launched in 2015, provides training, technical assistance, and resource development at the critical intersection between domestic violence/sexual assault services and homeless services/housing and it is funded by a unique partnership between the US Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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